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U.S. Student Funding

The following financial aid information is for students who are U.S. citizens.

Laurier is approved for the U.S. Direct Loan Program. Students wishing to pursue Direct Loan Funding must complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Master Promissory Note (MPN) each year. 

Laurier is not approved to receive Pell Grant Funding.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions on borrowing and repayment, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website.  

Before You Begin

Before you begin your application process, we recommend you review the comprehensive resource for U.S. Federal Student Aid, Understand Financial Aid


Students who are U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens and who are enrolled in at least half-time in an eligible degree program can apply. 

All eligible programs require high school diploma or equivalent. 

Ineligible Programs

The following programs are not approved for Title IV Funding (U.S. funding):

  • BA (Laurier) & LLB (Sussex, UK)
  • BA Policing
  • Distance Education (online courses or programs)
  • General Graduate Studies
  • Graduate Diploma Programs
  • Laurier’s Executive programs
  • Laurier International College
  • Pre-MBA Programs
  • Martin Luther University College (MLUC) programs at not eligible for Title IV funding. 
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Public Safety
  • MSc User Experience
  • Non-degree certificate programs
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
  • Post-degree studies
  • Qualifying year studies
  • Study abroad/exchange programs
  • Unclassified studies
  • Joint academic programs with Conestoga College and the Vancouver Film School are not eligible for Title IV funding.

This list of programs is subject to change. All new programs are reviewed for eligibility.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Federal Aid students enrolled at Laurier are required to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements. Laurier is required to ensure that all Federal Aid students maintain a minimum level of academic progress. Funds are awarded with the understanding that students will make progress toward their chosen degree. 

The academic progress of students is evaluated prior to the disbursement of Federal Aid before the start of each academic year to determine eligibility for continued aid and after each term funded by US student aid.